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murdoch prepares to be grilled in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone
day, lynn. >> see if they can make any progress. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal. given pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for full ownership of a british pay tv company in the wake of allegations that employees at his now shuddered "news of the world" hacked into voice mails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security committee, called for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp. tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaking up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhood in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian off
newspapers owned by rupert murdoch's company. there was a protest outside murdoch's home in london today. a demonstrator dressed as murdoch held up a sign, saying "i own this country." today the controversy forced murdoch to drop his bid to buy britain's sky tv network. and he has been ordered to testify before a public inquiry into the hacking. british prime minister david cameron is suffering politically from the scandal. his former press secretary andy colson was arrested last week. colson is a former editor at "news of the world," the tabloid accuse's of hacking into a young murder victim's phone, among others. >>> gina davis, the academy award winning actress was on capitol hill today with a message for young women. she joined ten local girl scouts and several lawmakers to lobby for what's called the healthy media for youth act. that measure aims to improve the image of girls and women in tv and movies and magazines, and to promote self esteem. proponents of the bill say women are surrounded by images that reinforce gender stereotypes and clam glamourize unrealistic body types. >>>
moment for me. it was great. >>> in the news this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. as his phone hacking scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest from london. martin? >>> good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today, media, police, government, are all licking their wounds while promising to find out who knew what and when. while rupert murdoch is assessing the damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be hope after tuesday's grilling by parliament members. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remay
. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> today money will be flowing at the white house in the form of the nation's most prominent billionaires. president obama is hosting warren buffett and bill and melinda gates along with other members of the giving pledge. the giving pledge was founded by buffett and the gates family last year. it encourages america's wealthiest citizens to giving more than half their wealth to philanthropic and charitable causes. 69 individuals and their families have signed on to the pledge so far. >>> with one week of failed negotiations down and two weeks to go until a historic default, congress may soon turn to plan "b." that's the plan introduced by senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. it would give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling but also force democrats to take the political hit. that's why senate majority leader harry reid is working to soften the deal. reid wants to include $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, a payroll tax cut extensi
scandal involving journalists from a british tabloid in london. ceo rupert murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world." he flew to london yesterday on its final day of publication. british news reports u.s. federal investigators could look into allegations the tabloid routinely paid police officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> the social coupon site groupon wants to make its new rules on privacy public. it announced it's collecting personal information about users and sharing it with other businesses. groupon says the goal is to offer more relevant deals in more categories. for instance, if a person uses groupon and expedia, the travel website will also know your buying habits. some analysts say that privacy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. ♪ >>> a local rock venue is one of the best in the country. billboard ranked the 9:30 club in northwest washington as the second hottest club a
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